Colorado M+E Best of 2018 Winners (Listed)

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Best Rental Service Provider

THE WINNER IS: Butler Rents (tie)
Denver | 303.388.5971

THE WINNER IS: Event Rents (tie)
Englewood | 303.972.0975

Runner-up:
» Allwell Rents

Best Meeting/Event Planning Company

THE WINNER IS: Kinsley Meetings
Littleton | 303.798.3664

Runners-up:
» Red Door Alliances
» Imprint Group

Best Restaurant/Bar with Private Dining Space

THE WINNER IS: Rialto Cafe
Denver | 303.893.2233  

Runners-up:
» Maggiano’s Little Italy
» ​The Fort

Best Caterer in Denver Metro

THE WINNER IS: Catering by Design
Denver | 303.781.5335

Runners-up:
» Epicurean Group
» Biscuits & Berries

Best Renovation Project at Hotel or Event Venue (Completed Between Oct. 1, 2016 – Sept. 30, 2017) 

THE WINNER IS: Hotel Boulderado
Boulder | 303.442.4344

Runners-up:
» St Julien Hotel & Spa
» ​Warwick Denver

Best Meeting/Event Venue in Denver Metro (No Hotel)

THE WINNER IS: Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver | 303.893.4100

Runners-Up:
» Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
» ​Topgolf Centennial

Best Attraction Outside Denver Metro

THE WINNER IS: Vail Mountain
Vail | 970.476.5601

Runners-up:
» ​Rocky Mountain National Park
» Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center

BRONZE MEDALISTS 

Best Event Decor/Florist

THE WINNER IS: The Perfect Petal
Denver | 303.480.0966

Runners-up:
» ​DesignWorks
» ​Eclectic Hive

Best Destination Management Company

THE WINNER IS: Imprint Group
Denver | 303.623.1492

Runners-up:
» ​ACCESS Colorado
» ​Convention Designs

Best Caterer Outside Denver Metro

THE WINNER IS: A Spice of Life Catering + Events
Boulder | 303.443.4049

Runners-up:
» Garden of the Gods Gourmet
» ​Picnic Basket Family of Companies 

Best Transportation Provider

THE WINNER IS: Presidential Worldwide Transportation
Denver | 303.286.1114

Runners-up:
» ​Jay’s Valet
» ​Colorado Mountain Express

SILVER MEDALISTS

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space in Denver Metro (More than 200 Guest Rooms) 

THE WINNER IS: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
Denver | 303.297.3111

Runners-up:
» Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
» The Westin Westminster

Best Entertainment Agency

THE WINNER IS: 5 Star Talent and Entertainment
Denver | 303.635.1210

Runners-up:
» Imprint Group
» Elite Entertainment

Best Destination Marketing Organization (Town/Area Less than 25,000 in Population)

THE WINNER IS: Breckenridge Tourism Office
Breckenridge | 888.251.2417

Runners-up:
» Vail Valley Partnership
» Winter Park & Fraser Chamber

Best Audio-Visual Provider

THE WINNER IS: Multimedia Audio Visual
Englewood | 303.623.2324

Runners-up:
» J&S Audio Visual
» PSAV 

Best Specialty Rental Provider

THE WINNER IS: Fun Productions
Aurora | 303.732.5419

Runners-up:
» Eclectic Hive
» ​Chairs Covers & Linens Denver

GOLD MEDALISTS

Best Attraction in Denver Metro

THE WINNER IS: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Morrison | 303.697.6047

Runners-up:
» Denver Botanic Gardens
» Denver Zoo

Best Outdoor Meeting/Event Venue

THE WINNER IS: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Morrison | 303.697.6047

Runners-up:
» Denver Botanic Gardens
» Spruce Mountain Ranch

Best Historic Venue

THE WINNER IS: The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs | 855.634.7711

Runners-up:
» The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
» ​Denver Union Station

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space Outside Denver Metro (More than 200 Guest Rooms) 

THE WINNER IS: The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs | 855.634.7711

Runners-up:
» Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center
» St Julien Hotel & Spa

Best Photographer/Videographer

THE WINNER IS: All Digital Photo & Video
Lafayette | 303.494.2320

Runners-up:
» Elevate Photography
» Allée Photography

Best Meeting/Event Venue Outside Denver Metro (No Hotel)

THE WINNER IS: Spruce Mountain Ranch
Larkspur | 719.484.0800

Runners-up:
» Keystone Conference Center
» Sanctuary Golf Course

OLYMPIADS

Best Destination Marketing Organization (Town/Area 25,000-plus in Population)

THE WINNER IS: VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau
Denver | 800.233.6837

Runners-up:
» Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
» Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space Outside Denver Metro (200 or Less Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Tabernash | 970.726.5632

Runners-up:
» C Lazy U Ranch
» Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space in Denver Metro (200 or Less Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
Denver | 303.316.2700

Runners-up:
» The Oxford Hotel
» the ART, a hotel

Here is just a snapshot of the latest additions in Colorado. The Colorado Tourism Office’s list was long and impressive, so we narrowed it down to standouts for groups to check out.  

Activities

 

Colorado is known as the state of craft beer, but it also has the most distilleries per capita in the country, the oldest craft distillers and some of the most innovative spirits being created. So it should come as no surprise that the first-ever Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival was held on Feb. 24 at Denver’s Mile High Station to highlight some of the state’s finest spirit artisans and celebrate the launch of the Colorado Spirits Trail.